What You Need to Know:
- ARIA The BENEDIZIONE, the latest and final chapter of the ARIA series, will be out on December 3 in Japan. Yui Makino, who sang the opening theme “Undine” for the original ARIA The ANIMATION, will be returning to sing the opening and ending theme songs for ARIA The BENEDIZIONE.
- The opening theme, which is composed and arranged by Mina Kubota, is titled “Espero.” The ending theme is a newly recorded version of “Undine,” titled “Undine ～2021 edizione～”.
- Choro Club’s Shigeharu Sasago and Jyoji Sawada, who have handled the music of the ARIA series for many years, also participated in the recordings for “Espero” and the new “Undine,” making this a culmination of 16 years of ARIA music.
- And, for the first time in 13 years, a completely new soundtrack featuring music from both ARIA The CREPUSCOLO and ARIA The BENEDIZIONE will be released on the same day!
- This album will be handled by Choro Club feat. Senoo. It will contain two insert songs from ARIA The CREPUSCOLO: “Coccolo” and “Barcarolle”. Both feature vocals left behind by the late Eri Kawai (the singer for Athena), as well as vocals and music by Ryo Hirohashi (the voice actress for Alice). These two songs have been revived as completely new versions.
Espero by Yui Makino (ARIA The BENEDIZIONE Opening Theme Song)
Release date: December 1, 2021 (two editions available)
VTCL-35337 / ¥1,320 (including tax) / anime cover
2. Undine ～2021 edizione～
3. Espero ~cinema ver.~
4. Espero (w/o Yui)
5. Undine ～2021 edizione～(w/o Yui)
VTCL-35338 / ¥1,540 (including tax) / artist photo cover
2. Undine ～2021 edizione～
Plus another new song by Yui Makino and karaoke tracks without her.
ARIA The CREPUSCOLO & ARIA The BENEDIZIONE Original Soundtrack Quattro
Release date: December 1, 2021
VTCL-60554 / ¥3,300 (including tax)
☆Cover art will be a new ARIA illustration
1. Neo Venezia no Aki
3. Itazura na Tameiki
5. Waki Yaku De Iikara
6. Tsuioku no Dolce ～Canal Grande～
8. Nayameru Undinetachi
9. Tsuioku no Dolce ～Canal Cafe Pianoforte～
10. Tayutau Shikisai ～La Strada per Bosa～
11. Shukusai no Maku ga Aku
12. Yume no Kizahashi
13. Coccolo ～2 pianos version～
14. Barcarolle ～orchestra version～
15. Umizoi no Fuyu
17. Hon no Sukoshi Dake
18. Ari no Mamade
19. Mattari Tea Time
20. Zeitaku na Yuutsu
22. Shinjiru Kimochi
23. Itsuka Miageta Sora e
24. Gondola no Maho
25. Fuyu no Sekai ～Fiocco di Neve～
26. Tabidachi no Sora ～ARIA Forever～
27. Akogare ～Winter Promenade Pianoforte～
Yui Makino Profile
Date of Birth: January 19, 1986
Blood type: O
Place of Birth: Mie Prefecture
She began her performing career as a child actress at the age of three. She began playing the piano at the age of four and graduated from the piano department of the Tokyo College of Music High School and then the Tokyo College of Music itself.
At the age of eight, she met Shunji Iwai and performed the piano accompaniment for Love Letter. After that, she also performed the accompaniment for All About Lily Chou-Chou and Hana and Alice.
After working as a child actress, she made her voice acting debut in April 2005 as Sakura, the heroine of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, an anime based on an original story by CLAMP. At the same time, she made her pre-debut singing “Omna Magni,” the ending theme for Genesis of Aquarion produced by Yoko Kanno.
In August of the same year, she released “Amrita,” the theme song of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle the Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom, and her singing career began in earnest. Since then, she has voiced many anime characters and has also continued working as a singer on many anime tie-in songs.
On August 18, she released a Blu-ray version of Yui Makino Live Concert Five6three7, her 15th anniversary concert held in April 2021 (released and distributed by Amuse).
Source: Official Press Release